Dreams About Caterpillars
The caterpillar in a dream represents the cycle of life, the middle way of some sort of personal transformation.
The middle way or second phase of metamorphosis before coming a butterfly, which in fact is one of the most symbolic dream omens to experience that reflects a major shift in ones life.
During this transition phase the caterpillar emerges metaphorically in the pupa stage – the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.
Caterpillar Dream Meaning
Undergoing major changes in life differs from person to person, though the caterpillar seems to highlight being young (grub like state), only to transform to a completely different creature – moth or butterfly.
A caterpillar expresses patience and conservation of your energy, showing you that you must blend in until it time to flourish and spread your wings. The process of surrendering who you are in order for you to become complete is an art achieved by Zen Masters in ancient Chinese culture. The color of the caterpillar becomes symbolic directing towards their own inner energies (see color dreams).
In the Bible the caterpillar is mention in Isaiah 33:4 “Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about men rush about on it“. The Christian religion butterfly’s biblical meaning is seeing the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection.
Killing the caterpillar in your dream suggests you will stop growth from taking place. The location and color become clues that help you determine why you stopped this progress from taking place.
Hairy Caterpillar Dream Meaning
More than likely you will notice a hairy caterpillar in your dream. Hair is a very symbolic representing physical strength, growth and virility; the virtues and aspects of a person are said to be related to their hair. See Symbolic Nature Of Hair In Dreams.
Another connection to the hairy caterpillar in your dream might be directed towards male sexuality and growth. It may also be connected with prenatal forces of change and growth.
Caterpillar Attack Dream
Resisting undergoing personal change or transformation the caterpillar will attack you in your dream. Due to the phallic shape it may reflect on the dreamers instincts or sexual associations. Being attacked is often a metaphor for things in our life that we are not conscious of yet but causes dissonance in our lives.